Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut recently compiled a touching video of some of their “bigs” (mentors) and “littles” (student mentees) from their New Haven programming this past year. Click here to check it out and hear directly from participants what makes their programming so valuable.
The crisis in the American criminal justice system and the need for prison reform is sparking voracious debates, news headlines, and even whole conferences and panels. Within this larger issue is the rapidly growing population of female inmates in American prisons, including women that are arrested while pregnant. As a recent piece in the New… Read more
As we welcome in the spring, we are excited to announce that yet another group of Dreamers from our “I Have A Dream” Foundation – NY: Ravenswood II program are graduating high school this year and selecting colleges to attend. One such Dreamer, Deja Daniels was featured in Metro as she was one of 4,000… Read more
Recently, three researchers were awarded a $100,000 prize for Northwell Health System’s Medical Innovation Contest! One of the researches was Todd Goldstein, a PhD candidate at the Feinstein Institute’s Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine as well as an orthopedic research assistant to Daniel Grande. Goldstein and Grande, along with Lee Smith, chief of pediatric… Read more
For many first-generation college students, attending a university or college presents a very large financial barrier for them and their family. However, it is not the only barrier they face in obtaining a college degree. In fact, first-generation college students that are able to enter college without having to take out loans face issues of… Read more
As 2015 comes to close, we at the Elmezzi Foundation have been reflecting on our accomplishments. This year, our goal was to support more programs, and reach more individuals and families. Thanks to the work of the organizations we support, here are some of the year’s highlights: Elmezzi funding helped serve over 6,400 people in… Read more
New York City has the largest and most ethnically diverse public school district in the country. However, it is also one of the most segregated school districts as evidenced by recent data from the New School’s Center for New York City Affairs. A recent report illustrates that despite increasing gentrification in NYC, schools in ethnically… Read more
For the most part, it is widely understood that parents want more or less the same thing for their children: to be happy and healthy, to be well-educated, and to be as good as or better off financially than they are themselves. But a recent article in the New York Times put into layman’s terms… Read more
The Fall 2015 Newsletter is finally here! Click on the front page below to download the whole file and check out the exciting things our grantees have been doing the past few months.
Crain’s recently profiled the Elmezzi Foundation in a piece called “Low-Key Funder’s Big Boro Boost.” The article highlights Elmezzi’s continued efforts to increase educational opportunities, advance medical care and research, as well as the ground-breaking initiatives that we started over the years to ensure that youth in Western Queens have the necessary resources to be… Read more